According to Patanjali officials, Baba Ramdev had received a request from the London museum for a statue a few months back. It required persuasion to some extent before he agreed to the proposal.
Ramdev’s statue will join a long list of world-renowned figures from the fields of politics, sports, entertainment etc which are already inside the museum which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Among renowned Indian personalities to have their statues here are Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and many more. Baba Ramdev was recently in London to have his measurements taken for an all-new wax statue at the world-famous museum. It would be the first statue of a Yogi at the iconic museum and Ramdev himself took to Twitter to say how it would inspire more people around the globe to take up Yoga for a healthier lifestyle.